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eyesight holds robots back

The Economist reports that even though robots are getting smarter, their eyesight is not improving.

“They disarm bombs, fly combat missions, put together complicated machines, even play football. Why, then, one might ask, are they nowhere to be seen, beyond war zones, factories and technology fairs? One reason is that they themselves cannot see very well. And people are understandably wary of purblind contraptions bumping into them willy-nilly in the street or at home.” Click here for the full article.

To read a related article we did in Mechanical Engineering magazine a few years ago, “What the Robots See,” click here.

To read the latest article on robotics in the current issue of Mechanical  Engineering magazine, click here.

 


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